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    Quote Originally Posted by rary View Post
    (when I reach the age of VC)
    I think you may be so brave today that you might not!!!

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    To reach my age rary would have to turn his calendar backwards.
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    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanytommytoes View Post
    You still get weeds with no-dig, but they are easier to remove since they root in the looser layers of organic material instead of the soil. By not digging you also avoid bringing dormant weed seeds to the soil surface where they can germinate.

    Ploughing has helped the world lose a heck of a lot of topsoil via run off. No-dig (the Charles Dowding way) is impractical on a large scale, but there are farmers practising no-till by crimping and rolling cover crops then sowing in between.
    To add balance...
    There are some areas where because they are not ploughing a grass (think they called is Black Grass) is taking over.

    Many people should look at no-dig like health. All of it in moderation and take action when needed. Sometimes you might need to did

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    I am just waiting for the AI controlled drones which can spot and target individual weeds.
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    Excuse me tangentising a bit - but I've been sorting my gardening books into themes. There are 20+ that tell me what to do every month of the year. Do I do what they say? No chance - I make up my own way that suits me and my garden.
    I have most of CD's books and his diary - do I follow it - No chance - for the same reasons - his garden is not like mine and I don't have his needs or resources.
    However, I've read what he and the other authors have written and picked from each the bits that appeal to me and tweaked them when necessary.
    There is no best way to garden - nobody has the same soil/climate/time/money/resources as anyone else - least of all the professionals who garden for a living. We read, learn, adapt and devise whatever works best for us.
    There is no right or wrong way. Garden with an open mind and don't be brainwashed by perfect pictures of plots. Real life isn't like that.
    Pick and mix and do it your way, whatever way that may be.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    Life would be very boring if we just followed rules.
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    Fruit and veg don't read books anyway!
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    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

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